Just as the data storage principle of hard disk drive, pictures and videos caught by your Galaxy or got with a phone are stored in device’s SD memory card. When you eliminate pictures or format your device, those deleted images or videos are not be erased actually, they are still there, in another type that is hidden and not reachable. The place where they originally occupied will be noted as empty area and wait for new data taking in. Hence, when you removed photos on your Galaxy by careless, first of all you should do is avoiding to use your cellphone to get or capture new photos to avoid the misplaced pictures from getting overwritten from the new ones. Get a qualified data recovery program for the Android phone to retrieve these kinds of deleted pics right away.
You could have a try with my recommendation: Wondershare Dr.fone for Android (Windows), which benefits with full capability retrieve lost or deleted images, videos, tunes, sms messages, contacts and even more from Android os based mobile phones and tablets. With it, you can easlily recover what you want from Galaxy without removing the SD card from your device. It will perform a deep scan on your mobile phone’s internal memory and exterior storage drive.
For Mac users, we suggest Wondershare Photo Recovery for Mac, with it you can not only recover images, video and audio files from your Android device, but can recover them from Mac computer, camera and other handset storage devices.
detailed step to restore pictures & vidoes from Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5 (For Windows user)
Firstly, Download, set up and launch the program on the computer. Connect your Android phone to the pc.
Step 1: Enable USB debugging
If your device can be detected by the software, you can straight skip to the next step. If not, you should to enable USB debugging on the Samsung phone at first.
There are 3 different ways to complete this work for different Android OS following:
1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter “Settings” < Hit “Applications” < Click “Development” < Check “USB debugging”
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Get into “Settings” < Click “Developer options” < Check “USB debugging”
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter “Settings” < Press “About Phone” < Tap “Build number” for several times until getting a note “You are under developer mode” < Back to “Settings” < Click “Developer options” < Check “USB debugging”
Step 2: Analyze and scan your Device
Following the smartphone being detected by the software , please click button “Start” to start the files analysis. End analyzing, go to your phone and hit “Allow”, as well, hit the “Start” tab in the pc once. For you to go to the the third step .
Tip: The “Allow” button sometimes can look several times, click on it till it disappears. Do not be panic if this happens on your phone.
Step 3: Recover misplaced videos and photos from Samsung Galaxy
All scanned results is going to be organized by file types(including SMS, Contacts, pictures, Videos). You can select gallery and video files to preview in the right windows, and then hit “Recover” to store them on your computer.